Repeat and predict - Two keys to efficient text editing

Toshiyuki Masui, Ken Nakayama

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1 Citation (Scopus)


We demonstrate a simple and powerful predictive interface technique for text editing tasks. With our technique called the dynamic macro creation, when a user types a special "repeat" key after doing repetitive operations in a text editor, an editing sequence corresponding to one iteration is detected, defined as a macro, and executed at the same time. When we use another special "predict" key in addition to the repeat key, wider range of prediction schemes can be performed depending on the order of using these two keys.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Companion on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 1994
EditorsCatherine Plaisant
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)0897916514
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Apr 28
Externally publishedYes
EventConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 1994 - Boston, United States
Duration: 1994 Apr 241994 Apr 28

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings


OtherConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 1994
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Dynamic macro creation
  • Keyboard macro
  • PBD
  • PBE
  • Predictive interface
  • Programming by demonstration
  • Programming by example
  • Text editing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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